Portfolios

Writing Portfolios in Biology: Balancing Process with Product

Author: 
Cindee Giffen, UW-Madison
Description: 
A course coordinator explains why the course evaluates biology students' drafts, reviews, and final products together in one portfolio.

In Introductory Biology 152, all students engage in an Independent Project (IP), a semester-long staged writing assignment. Students write a project proposal, a first draft, and a final paper in scientific journal article-style, and present their results to an audience of their peers and instructors.

Instructions for a Final Portfolio in a Sociology Course

Author: 
Tona Williams, Sociology Department, UW-Madison
Description: 
Having students submit all of their written work for the semester gives this instructor a chance to review each student's progress and remember her feedback much more specifically, all of which she considers when she's determining a final grade.

Instructor: Tona Williams
Lecturer: Prof. Gerald Marwell
Sociology 210--Survey of Sociology

 

Instructions for Final Portfolio in Sociology

 

Name:______________________________

 

A Writing Portfolio Project in Math 130

Author: 
Brad Franklin, Mathematics Department, UW-Madison
Description: 
In this course for math-education students, students do a series of various writing assignments throughout the semester, culminating in this portfolio of their written work.

A Portfolio Project in Math 

 

Purpose: 

Using Portfolios to Evaluate Student Writing

Author: 
Kirsten Jamen, WAC Program, UW-Madison
Description: 
Having students collect and submit portfolios--collections of drafts and finished papers--helps students see themselves as developing writers.

Why Use a Portfolio to Evaluate Student Writing?

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